Saturday’s Betting Tips
Saturday’s Betting Tips
Sports Betting Odds and Matchups: Dec. 8
College Sports Lines and Odds
There's one big college football game and a ton of college and pro basketball games Saturday. So pull up a chair and get your calculator or phone out, because you are going to be rolling in dough! If you are just rolling cookie dough, try ATS Sports Line as we are set to take advantage of this soft college hoops schedule. Here are the top matchups of the day, starting with the 113th version of the Army/Navy game.
Now relax and watch some great football and hoops today.
Army (2-9 SU, 3-8 ATS) vs. Navy (7-4 SU, 4-7 ATS)
This game means more for Navy than just pride. Since they defeated Air Force, 28-21 on Oct. 6, the Mids are playing for the prestigious Commander-In-Chief's Trophy that is awarded annually to the winner of the football competition among the three major Service Academies (Army, Navy and Air Force). Air Force has claimed the trophy the last two years. Army ranks first in the nation in rushing (369.8 ypg) and Navy is sixth (285.5 ypg) on the ground, with the squads ranked 120th and 117th, respectively, in passing. Favorite is 8-3 ATS L11 in series. College Football odds: Navy is a 6.5-point favorite. Total: 56.
#2 Duke (8-0 SU, 5-3 ATS) vs. Temple (6-0 SU, 3-2 ATS)
Last year: TEMPLE (+7.5) over Duke, 78-73. This is Duke's only game in a 17-day span. Temple beat the Blue Devils last season and certainly could provide a challenge to the nation's second-ranked team in a matchup of unbeatens. Duke is coming off a 88-50 win over Delaware at home laying 20 on Dec. 1, while Temple (-4) defeated Villanova, 76-61 on Dec. 5. Duke's Mason Plumlee has led the way, ranking second in the ACC with 19.6 points per game while averaging a conference-best 11.0 rebounds. Duke is 3-7 ATS L10 Saturday games. College Lines: Duke is a 9.5-point favorite. Total: 142.
#8 Arizona (6-0 SU, 4-1 ATS) at Clemson (5-2 SU, 5-1 ATS)
Last year: ARIZONA (-5) over Clemson, 63-47. The #8 Arizona Wildcats are coming off a 63-55 win over Southern Miss at home on Dec. 4, giving 16. Clemson is coming off a 64-55 road win over South Carolina, 64-55 giving 2.5. Arizona is a young team but they've been obliterating most of their schedule as of late. The Wildcats finished with 27 turnovers against Southern Miss, doubling their season average, but pulled out a win behind their defense. Arizona is led by three terrific freshmen in Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-foot center, 6-10 forward Grant Jerrett and 6-8 forward Brandon Ashley. Clemson is also young and at 5-2, they rely on their defense, allowing just 53.7ppg. Arizona is 9-2 ATS L11 following an ATS loss. NCAAB Odds: Arizona is a 4.5-point favorite. Total: 127.
Atlanta (10-5 SU, 6-9 ATS) at Memphis (13-3 SU, 12-3-1 ATS)
This is a matchup of two of the surprise teams in the NBA. While Atlanta is coming off five straight home games and six of seven, they have overachieved considering they lost Joe Johnson in free agency in the offseason. Jeff Teague has done a nice job at the point, averaging 13.3ppg. He'll be matched up with the speedy Mike Conley of Memphis. The Grizzlies are looking to feed their big post players in Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph or they can let Rudy Gay just create off the dribble. Atlanta is 4-1 ATS L5 in Memphis. NBA Odds: Memphis is a 7-point favorite. Total: 187.
NY Knicks (14-4 SU, 12-6 ATS) at Chicago (9-8 SU, 5-12 ATS)
The Knicks destroyed the Heat without Carmelo Anthony (finger) on Thursday night on the road. They made an astonishing 18 of 44 three-pointers highlighted by PG Ray Felton, who made 6 of 10. Chicago is a more defensive-minded team without Derrick Rose. They are averaging just 31.7% from three-point range, while the Knicks are shooting 41% and 46% from the floor. With or without Anthony, the Knicks can score a ton of points as they might have the deepest bench in the league. Knicks are 5-1 ATS L6 Saturday games. NBA Hoops Odds: No line. Total: NT